Music theory software ?

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Music theory software ?

Post by Tweaking Knobs » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:20 pm

whats the bes music theory software ?

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Re: Music theory software ?

Post by oddstep » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:46 pm

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Re: Music theory software ?

Post by botstein » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:52 pm

Auralia and Musition
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Re: Music theory software ?

Post by debrice » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:58 am

Has anybody here used Muition? Any feedback about how useful it might be for an absolute beginner would be much appreciated!

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Re: Music theory software ?

Post by botstein » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:22 am

I've used it. It would be super useful for an absolute beginner.
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Re: Music theory software ?

Post by debrice » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:50 am

botstein wrote:I've used it. It would be super useful for an absolute beginner.

Thanks for the reply. Can I ask a couple of questions?

Were you at the beginner level when you took it?

How has it helped you with making music?

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Re: Music theory software ?

Post by rosti » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:28 am

If you have an idevice, check out app called Music Theory for Beginners.
Just got it and its awesome! Makes you learn music theory while playing a quiz game :)

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Re: Music theory software ?

Post by botstein » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:46 am

debrice wrote:
botstein wrote:I've used it. It would be super useful for an absolute beginner.

Thanks for the reply. Can I ask a couple of questions?

Were you at the beginner level when you took it?

How has it helped you with making music?
Can I ask a couple of questions?
Yes!
Were you at the beginner level when you took it?
No way! I really knew my stuff, even when I first bought it, but had a few obscure holes in my knowledge. A good example of this is that I messed up some of the beaming exercises in Musition, because I wrote by hand relatively rarely, and when I did, I evidently beamed carelessly.
How has it helped you with making music?
I think that theory is far, far more important than most performers, and even some composers, treat it. When we play, we don't just reproduce what's on the page but interpret it, using out wealth in experience and context (everything we have ever performed, everything we have ever heard, everything we have ever learned). Music theory study is one of the best ways to enrich that.

Being able to sightread is more than just playing what's on the page - it's imperative to know what exactly is going on.

When I picked up music theory software, I was in my second year of conservatory (music school) and had placed out of every theory class. (Yes, at a music school/conservatory). My conducting mentor demanded a level of proficiency in theory and aural skills that was absolutely beyond my training at that point and what the school could offer me. For example, he wanted me to conduct a 4 pattern in one hand and 5+7 in the other, which was beyond my polyrhythm/eurythmic ability at the time. The software helped me get some of those polyrhythms rock-solid.

Also, I always liked music theory. It's sort of academic and even science-like, though without any real math, and with a creative flavour.
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Re: Music theory software ?

Post by Nemesis333 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:58 am

If you wnat to work on your music theory get the program Sibelius student. Then read up on how to use the circle of fifths, or get the book Tonal harmony.

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Re: Music theory software ?

Post by sinesquaresaw » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:30 am

For example, he wanted me to conduct a 4 pattern in one hand and 5+7 in the other
Holy shit..

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